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Gulliver’s Travels (Channel 4 Drama, Ted Danson)

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In big budget and all star two part Channel 4 and Hallmark fantasy drama Gulliver’s Travels, based on the novel by Jonathan Swift, we are in 1726 and Dr Lemuel Gulliver (Ted Danson) returns home after eight years away and begins to tell of his amazing and some think unbelievable adventures.

Cast: Ted Danson (Lemuel Gulliver), Mary Steenburgen (Mary Gulliver), James Fox (Doctor Bates), Thomas Sturridge (Tom Gulliver), Ned Beatty (Farmer Grultrud), Geraldine Chaplin (Empress Munodi), Graham Crowden (Professor of Politics), Edward Fox (General Limtoc), John Gielgud (Professor of Sunlight), Robert Hardy (Doctor Parnell), Shashi Kapoor (Rajah), Nicholas Lyndhurst (Clustril), Phoebe Nicholls (Empress of Lilliput), Peter O’Toole (Emperor of Lilliput), Karyn Parsons (Lady in Waiting), Edward Petherbridge (Doctor Pritchard), Kristin Scott Thomas (Immortal Gatekeeper), Omar Sharif (Sorcerer), John Standing (Admiral Bolgolam), John Wells (Filmnap The Treasurer), Richard Wilson (Professor of Language), Alfre Woodard (Queen of Brobdingnag), Edward Woodward (Drunlo), Kate Maberly (Glumdalclitch), Warwick Davis (Grildrig The Dwarf), Navin Chowdhry (Prince Munodi), Annette Badland (Farmer’s Wife)

Writer: Simon Moore / Novel: Jonathan Swift / Producer: Duncan Kenworthy / Director: Charles Sturridge

UK / Channel 4 – Hallmark / 2×90 minute episodes / 7-8 April 1996

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